About John

I am a structural geologist interested in a wide range of research topics, including shear zones and strain localization, large-magnitude extension and the development of metamorphic core complexes, and the Mesozoic to recent tectonic evolution of western United States. My research is field-oriented and typically involves geologic mapping and/or field-based structural analysis, and I also incorporate microstructural analysis to evaluate strain and deformation conditions and geo/thermochronology to constrain timing and rates of deformation.

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Interests

  • large-magnitude extension and the development of metamorphic core complexes; Mesozoic to recent tectonic evolution of the western United States; shear zones and strain localization; geologic mapping

Education

PhD, geology - University of Texas
Austin, 2011

MS, geology - University of California
Santa Barbara, 2004

BA, geology - Pomona College
Claremont, California, 2001

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